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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Coliseum on 1985-12-31

Set 1:
d1t01 - Not Fade Away ->
d1t02 - Touch Of Grey
d1t03 - Tons Of Steel
d1t04 - C C Rider
d1t05 - Dupree's Diamond Blues
d1t06 - Cassidy
d1t07 - Brown Eyed Women
d1t08 - Let It Grow

Set 2:
d1t09 - Midnight Countdown ->
d1t10 - In The Midnight Hour ->
d1t11 - Sugaree
d1t12 - Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
d2t01 - Ship Of Fools ->
d2t02 - Playing In The Band ->
d2t03 - Terrapin Station ->
d2t04 - Drums ->
d2t05 - Space ->
d2t06 - Truckin' ->
d2t07 - Black Peter ->
d2t08 - Throwing Stones ->
d2t09 - Not Fade Away ->
d2t10 - Turn On Your Lovelight

d2t11 - Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5/Maxell MX-90)
Lineage Cassette Master (Sony TC-WE475) -> Sony R500 (Pass Through) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
Taped by Paul Scotton and Joani Walker
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Recording Info:
SBD -> Cassette Master (Sony D5/Maxell MX-90)

Transfer Info:
Cassette Master (Sony TC-WE475) -> Sony R500 (Pass Through) ->
SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional v8.01 -> FLAC
(2 Discs Audio / 2 Discs FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
September 17, 2006

Patch Info:
Pre FM Cassette Master supplies Terrapin Station (6:10 - 6:18)

-- Disc change is seamless
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the Cassettes
-- This is a different mix than the FM broadcast
-- Baba Olatunji on percussion for Throwing Stones & Lovelight


Reviewer: estimated-eyes - - December 31, 2012
Subject: A very solid show
There are old-timers who think everything the Dead did after Keith left the band sucks. I am not among them. My first show was in 1967 and I will state out loud that 1985 was an excellent year. The crowd energy for this particular show was off the charts, beginning with the demand for a Not Fade Away opener and taking off from there. The band responded accordingly! My personal opinion is that the crowd was still stoked from the 11/22/85 show (tragically there is no quality recording of this jewel). While I can't say the New Year's show provided any reference versions of any particular song (though I must say they put a nice shine on Cassidy and Let It Grow in the first set), pretty much the whole show was rock-solid. Thanks again Charlie, for your tireless efforts in providing us with the finest possible recordings not only of the Grateful Dead, but Steve Kimock as well.
Reviewer: JRimLik - - December 31, 2010
Subject: Augy has no idea what he is talking about
Guys don't pay any attention to people like augy who think they know something.. I was at 12.31.81 and 12.31.85, (and every one from '76 to '90 for that matter) and '85 wasn't that much below '81. The band was playing better in '85, more power, and Lesh had the Modulus. In '81 they sounded like a Dixie Cup, paper thin. I saw 23 shows in '81 and loved them all - especially New Years and the Greeks, Cornell, Buffalo, Lehigh, Eugene and Barcelona. So please, don't get me wrong.

I am just saying there is always a positive out of any show and don't let fake Heads like augy who act like they are some kind of "authority" steer you wrong. Us true Heads forgot more about the Dead than people like him ever knew. Just wish this one was at the Aud also. Enjoy all!
Reviewer: muchabrats - - December 7, 2009
Subject: 24 Year Wait Over
I have been waiting for 24 years to hear this show with this kind of quality. The FM version was decent but this...this is magic. While it might not be the "best" New Years Eve show ever, I don't see anything wrong with the playing or song selection. Recording-wise this Charlie Miller redux is simply stunning. The quality is amazing. Finally, you can hear every note performed by every musician. Bobby's guitar is on fire. Cassidy is probably one of the best ever played, Jerry is on fire. Brent's vocals, the drums, and Phil, Phil, you can hear the bass notes. Stellar. So this has been my subjective review. My objective review is this: another Charlie Miller gem.

Who is Charlie Miller? Does he read these reviews? If he does this is my open letter of deep appreciation for all these remarkable soundboards. The legacy of the Grateful Dead will live on thanks in part to his work.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - November 13, 2009
Subject: "Don't Be Fooled"????
Augy----Fooled? I promise I am not trying to "fool" any other Heads by expressing my opinion about enjoying a New Years Eve Dead show. Sorry you see my review as some mid-eighties "Hall of Mirrors" you could get hurt in. Lighten the hell up, guy. of MY personal all time favorite shows--especially the first half of Set 2. I have listened to this show so many times on Maxells---what a blessing to hear some of the nuances and sounds that my lower generation FM copies just did not have. Thanks again, Mr. Miller for the clarity found in this upload....what a world of difference. If only we had Ken and the Father to warm things up on this recording.....
Reviewer: Augy - - August 18, 2009
Subject: Don't be fooled!
This is if not the worst, definite one of the worst New Year's shows ever! I'm sorry if you think you it was good, but please compare others such as 81-82 (best ever) for example, or even the closing of Winterland is much better than this. They get progressively worse after '82.
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